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Texas Senate: Incumbent Cornynís Lead Slips to Ten Points
Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 1, 2008

Posted on 08/02/2008 3:05:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The United States Senate race in Texas continues to get tighter this month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Lone Star State finds Republican Incumbent John Cornyn leading Democratic State Legislator Rick Noriega 47% to 37%. When “leaners” are included, Cornyn leads 50% to 39%.

The incumbent senator is viewed favorably by 55% of voters and unfavorably by 31%. Noriega’s numbers are 45% favorable and 33% unfavorable.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008; cornyn; electioncongress; electionussenate; polls; ricknoriega; tx2008

1 posted on 08/02/2008 3:05:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; T.L.Sink; ...

If Noriega is able to raise sufficient funds, this race could be a problem. That being said, raising sufficient funds for a campaign in Texas is no small task.


2 posted on 08/02/2008 3:07:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I don’t get it... “only” a ten point lead? I thought a ten point lead was pretty huge. I don’t see how he loses 10 points by November unless he gets in a scandal or something.


3 posted on 08/02/2008 3:12:08 PM PDT by CatherinePPP
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To: Clintonfatigued
Democratic State Legislator Rick Noriega

Well, we can be sure about who's got the "anchor baby" vote.

4 posted on 08/02/2008 3:12:43 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Unless people living in Mexico start voting, Cornyn will easily win this race.


5 posted on 08/02/2008 3:13:53 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: CatherinePPP
... “only” a ten point lead?

A couple of months ago some people actually thought the Senate seat might be in play: Cornyn's lead was in the single digits. He's since raised a lot of money and had lead as high as 15 points recently. Although it's worrisome that the lead is "down" to 10, he's doing much better than many thought possible two months ago.

6 posted on 08/02/2008 3:27:45 PM PDT by ishmac
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not sure who is being polled.

I live in central Texas, and I am relatively certain that if I asked 10 people here, at least 7 of them would have never heard of Noriega. Seriously.

There is no way Cornyn will be truly challenged.


7 posted on 08/02/2008 3:57:48 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why would anyone want to vote for pineapple face?


8 posted on 08/02/2008 4:00:23 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Very few people have ever heard of Rick Noriega. At this point, the only votes he is getting are the yellow dog democrats and hispanics that just want to vote for another hispanic.

Cornyn will win by at least 10 points, which is a landslide in most political elections.

9 posted on 08/02/2008 4:21:34 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If Obama can muster up a big Hispanic turn out, ...?


10 posted on 08/02/2008 4:26:28 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Clintonfatigued
Cornyn has done a very good job for Texas Conservatives.

I'm not as happy with KBH and her 'confusing' border fence stance. Her and pretty-boy Rick are slow-rolling construction.

I'm in US District 22, Tom Delay's old set, now held by Rat Nick Lampson.

Help support Pete Olson for Congress


11 posted on 08/02/2008 4:33:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Noriega”

Is he out of federal prison already?
lol!

That name has got to be worth at least a 5 point advantage to Cornyn right there!


12 posted on 08/02/2008 4:51:49 PM PDT by Redbob ("WWJBD" ="What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Very few people have ever heard of Rick Noriega. At this point, the only votes he is getting are the yellow dog democrats and hispanics that just want to vote for another hispanic.

He'll draw some knee-jerk support - right up to the point where he opens his mouth. The amount of hate-filled bile this man spews forth makes Cindy Sheehan or Sheila Jackson-Lee look like Mother Teresa.

13 posted on 08/02/2008 5:33:16 PM PDT by Skibane
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To: Clintonfatigued

With the person I know that heads Victory, no way is the Texas Senate going to a Dem that is one nasty person. Cornyn will return to the Senate!


14 posted on 08/02/2008 5:47:20 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: HwyChile
"Unless people living in Mexico start voting, Cornyn will easily win this race."

You got that right.

Speaking of... I'm looking forward to the next TX legislative session... voter ID will come up again... sparks will fly and I bet it will get done (that is if the bleeding heart run-away dems don't flee to NM or OK... AGAIN).

15 posted on 08/02/2008 8:26:52 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Poll numbers may bounce around but Cronyn won’t have any trouble defeating the democrat Noriega come Nov. A 10% spread for Cronyn on election day sounds about right.


16 posted on 08/02/2008 9:02:19 PM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spooky Music---)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yeah this makes sense. John’s lead slips along with barack mcgovern’s lead. Makes sense? No.


17 posted on 08/03/2008 5:08:03 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Redbob
That name has got to be worth at least a 5 point advantage to Cornyn right there!

In 2002, Rick Perry beat Tony Sanchez for Texas Governor by about 20 points (59% to 40%). That election was supposed to be close, with Sanchez having an Hispanic last name, South Texas political connections, a lovefest of MSM support, and extremely deep pockets (estimated wealth of approximately $600 million).

I don't expect Cornyn to win by that much of a landslide, but anything under 10% will be surprising.

18 posted on 08/03/2008 2:41:54 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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